Brasenose College, Oxford (1993-1996): Law (M.A. (Oxon))

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1996-1997): Diploma in Legal Practice (Merit)

Professional Qualifications

Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999)

Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia (2005)

Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand (2005)


Herbert Smith, London and Hong Kong

Tim trained at one of London's premier litigation firms. He obtained experience in company/commercial law (in London and Hong Kong), property law and insurance litigation law, before qualifying into a general litigation group, where he also participated in significant regulatory enquiries and investigations.

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, London

Tim was then engaged as a commercial litigator in the London office of one of the United States' largest litigation firms. He dealt with disputes involving clients in England and abroad, both in the High Court and under the rules of international arbitration.

Freehills, Sydney (now Herbert Smith Freehills)

Tim moved to Australia and joined one of its leading national litigation firms, where he focused particularly on the area of insolvency.

Coudert Brothers, Sydney

Tim became a Senior Associate in his next role and returned to his wider practice of general commercial litigation in New South Wales.

Lee Salmon Long, Auckland

Tim spent five years undertaking a broad range of general commercial litigation, appearing at all levels of the New Zealand legal system and in various forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Barrister sole, Auckland

Tim continues to advise clients on general commercial matters, in all forums. He has recently advised on disputes involving:

Significant matters

Tim's most significant, recent matters have involved consideration of: